Saturday, November 20, 2010

Chicken Soup, Trees, and Covered Boxes

When you find that the miles are just too far to take a class that you really want to take you do the next best thing....You invite Pati and Sandra over for the day and give it a go yourself.

Thanks to Joanne and her wonderful instructions on her blog we had a great set of instructions and photo's to try making a wool feather tree.
Pati and Sandra came over a little before lunch and first we had to sample the Morning Glory muffins Pati made....delicious!

Here is a link to Joanne's instructions on here HERE

It wasn't long before the glue, wool, wire, and floral tape was being shaped into tree branches.

Pati may be the quiet one (so she says) but she sure can make some faces!

Sandra said she was just going to watch but she made one too and we all voted she had the best tree in the end.

Time for some homemade chicken noodle soup!

Next Pati and I grabbed the modge podge and started covering some paper mache boxes.

Here is our trees complete with some extra branches we fashioned into little trees that we put in some old wooden spools....added a little bit of wool and some ribbon that says "It's A Wonderful Life".

Trees and Covered Boxes

Well this is my forest of trees and boxes....Had a great time with Pati and Sandra and can't wait until next time. Thanks again to Joanne for the wonderful instructions!

Happy Trails.....Ginger


primitivebettys said...

Looks like such a fun day! The treese, big & small, and the boxes are all wonderful. :)

Joanne said...

Wish you guys could have come or I could have come out there - would have loved to have someone help me cover boxes - I tried once - can you say "disaster!" Your trues look GREAT! Hey that Patijane - normally you see just a big old smile - silly girl!

WoolenSails said...

Love the trees, you guys did a wonderful job on them.
I was thinking of using spools for mini trees, never thought to make this type.


sandrasc said...

Ginger ~ Thanks for inviting Pati & me to your home for a day of play.;-) Even tho I did not intend to grow a tree (just gonna hook & look), am so glad that I made a tree. You & Pati make everything fun. And let me not forget to mention that chicken soup~DELICIOUS. Pati's muffins~ YUMMY! Thank you Joanne for thinking up & sharing such a fun project.

Lori said...

What a fun day you girls had! Your trees and boxes came out great and you accomplished so much in one day! Does Pips like wool? Zoe would dip into my cutter box when I was cutting strips and take off with one. She doesn't do that too often now that she's a lady of three! lol

moosecraft said...

You gals are the BEST! I sure do wish I lived closer! Those tees are beautiful and LOVE the little ones in the spools! What a fabulous idea!!! Another great thing added to my list of stuff to accomplish before the holidays! :-)

Gayle said...

What a great forest of trees you all made - makes me want to make another one myself! I especially like the tiny ones!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Ginger ~
What fun. I still haven't made my wool tree. Joanne even sent me a kit and there it sits. Shame on me :) Your trees and boxes look great.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs :)

QuiltingFitzy said...

Ginger, can you give me the link to the actual tutorial for the wool feather trees? I looked all over Joanne's blog, and can't come up with it.

Thanks in advance!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Here is the link to Joanne's instructions I also put a link in the post.


patijane said...

Well, we did have a great time making trees, fabric-covered boxes, and eating. Lots of laughter and silliness as I can see in the picture Ginger took of me and my silly face. Oh well, some kids just never grow up. Thanks Ginger for having us and looking forward to the next retreat.

Doris said...

Love the trees, all of them and you had so much fun making them!

Angie Berry said...

Oh what fun!! I love crafting days with friends, I just wish there were more of them. The trees turned out darling, love the little ones. The boxes are neat too. Looks like it was a successful day!

Laura Rhodes said...

Love them all!! thanks for sharing!